Athletes shaken by Connecticut shooting

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra walked off the court following
his team’s practice Saturday morning, took a seat behind a
microphone and started speaking his mind.

His words had nothing to do with basketball.

Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was the primary
topic for the Heat, even though they were gathered to finish
preparing for a game against Washington. Spoelstra called the
deaths of so many innocent victims ”despicable.” LeBron James
used the word ”devastating.” Udonis Haslem said he tears up
whenever he thinks of what happened.

Said James, the league’s reigning MVP: ”Basketball, this is
nothing. These games are nothing compared to when you have a
tragedy like that.”